The New York Presbyterian - Columbia University International Emergency Medicine (IEM) Fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide emergency physicians with the skills, knowledge and experiences to become professionals in the fields of humanitarian aid and international development. Utilizing the cumulative resources of Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Mailman School of Public Health, the program provides fellows with the clinical, academic and administrative skills to develop as leaders in International Emergency Medicine.
While serving as attending physicians in the New York Presbyterian Emergency Department, fellows complete a Masters in Public Health (MPH) with a focus on Forced Migration and Health, examining the health and social issues facing refugees and other displaced populations. In addition, the program provides fellows with valuable in-the-field experience, serving up to five months abroad working with international agencies in low- and middle-income countries. Fellows work not only with established aid and development programs, but also in acute emergency and disaster settings when possible.
Established in 2006, the fellowship accepts two applicants per year and will introduce its 6th class in the summer of 2011. Over the past four years, our fellows have worked in:
The programs fall into these tracks:
- System Development
- EM Trainer of Trainers
- EMS Development
- Disaster Mitigation
- Direct Clinical Service Delivery - EM/Tropical Medicine
- Humanitarian Relief
- Disaster Response
- Humanitarian Crisis - Complex Emergencies
- WHO projects
- Working with Ministries of Health/Governments
For more information on the fellowship, click on the side tabs; for more information on the different projects that the fellows have worked on, click on one of the above countries.